Welcome to the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia,
the Pearl in the Heart of Philadelphia.

Located in South Philadelphia just steps from the Broad Street Line and in sight of City Hall, The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia serves the nation. Here, we hold dear the values of our beloved Saint Rita of Cascia: peacemaking, healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

Thanksgiving Day Schedule:

Thursday, November 22: Mass at 9 AM in the Lower Shrine will include a blessing of your Thanksgiving food. The Shrine will close after Mass.
Friday, November 23: the Shrine will be open regular hours, but the Shrine Offices and Gift Shop will be closed.

Sunday, November 18 Healing MAss:

Several people have asked for the prayer that Fr. Jack Deegan prayed at the end of his homily at today's Healing Mass. This prayer was written by Fr. John Bucki, S.J.

Christ, let me see you in others;
Christ, let others see you in me;
Christ, let me see!
You are the caller.
You are the poor.
You are the stranger at the door.
You are the wanderer, the unfed.
You are the homeless with no bed.
You are the man driven insane.
You are the child crying in pain.
You are the other who comes to me.
Open my eyes that, I may see.

Healing and Hope

For more information and full text about the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s establishment of Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program to support survivors of childhood sexual abuse, please click here. For information about the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s safe environment initiatives, visit www.AOPPledgetoProtect.com.

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The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia operates under the auspices of the
Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova.

All are welcome!


Whether you're seeking a quiet place to escape the noise of daily life, or you'd like a sincere and joy-filled community to share the Sacrifice of the Mass, look no further.

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Lower Shrine

a place of holy quiet

The lower Shrine is open 7am-5pm Mon-Sat and 8am-2pm Sunday.

Masses in the Shrine Chapel:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Confessions at 11am and 4pm
Masses at 8am and noon

Wednesday (Novena to Saint Rita at all Masses):
Confessions at 11am, 4pm, 6:30pm
Masses at 8am, Noon, 7pm

Eucharistic Adoration takes place each day when the chapel is not otherwise in use.

Morning Prayer: 7:40am Monday - Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5:05pm Monday - Friday

Sunday Hours: 9:00am - 2:00pm


Upper Shrine

Praise in a rose-colored Sanctuary

The upper Shrine is open for weekend Masses, and can be opened for tours, pilgrimages, and special ceremonies.

Masses in the Upper Church

Saturday Vigil
Mass at 5pm

Sunday Mass
Mass at 10am
(Healing Mass every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon, September through May)

Holy Days of Obligation
Mass at noon for most Holy Days of Obligation

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Gift Shop

The Perfect Place to find the Perfect Gift

The Gift Shop is open every day of the week. We sell religious items, holy cards, rosaries, books, statues, and more.

Gift Shop Hours

Monday-Friday: 11am-4pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am to 2pm



Prayer requests, mass cards, and so much more

The National Shrine of Saint Rita Office is located at 1166 S. Broad Street and is open during normal business hours.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4:30pm or by appointment

Our office staff is friendly and helpful. Find out more!